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Cooke Foundation Awards $225,000 In Good Neighbor Grants

March 23, 2017

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded $225,000 in Good Neighbor Grants to eight nonprofit organizations to support academic and arts enrichment programs for over 700 K-12 students in Northern Virginia; Montgomery County, Maryland; and Washington, D.C.

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Hard Work, Dedication Honored At Salute To Women Awards In Alexandria

March 23, 2017

Saluting the tireless work and commitment to women and girls throughout the community was the focus at the Alexandria Commission for Women’s 37th Annual Salute to Women Awards celebration on March 20 at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Madison Auditorium.

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Construction Begins Around Federal Courthouse In Alexandria

March 22, 2017

A significant construction project was started on March 18, around the exterior of the U.S. Courthouse in the Carlyle area of Alexandria. The project, which continues through this summer, involves the removal of the Jersey barriers. The project will affect vehicle traffic in the area and the pedestrian entrance to the courthouse. Plan for delays in getting into the courthouse.

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Police Seek Help Finding Critical Missing Teen

March 22, 2017

UPDATE: A missing teen, Samantha Esteves Almeida, was located this afternoon in the Annandale area. She is in good health and is being interviewed to determine the circumstances surrounding her disappearance. The 17-year-old was last seen on the grounds of Inova Fairfax Medical Campus last night around midnight.

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City Prepares For Spring With Pothole Patrol, Neighborhood Cleanups

March 22, 2017

The City of Alexandria is preparing for warmer weather with its annual spring beautification efforts, including pothole repair, neighborhood cleanups, and free mulch.Join the Pothole Patrol!Through mid-April, the City is embarking on its annual effort to repair potholes.

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American Legion Post 24 Honors Deputy And Firefighter

March 21, 2017

American Legion Post 24 recently honored two public safety employees for their exceptional service to the City of Alexandria. During an evening ceremony on March 8, Post 24 presented Deputy Deon Eaddy with its 2016 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award and Battalion Chief Jack Hoffman with its 2016 Firefighter of the Year Award. Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, Fire Chief Robert Dubé, members of their command staffs and other colleagues attended the ceremony, as did Deputy Eaddy's wife and their two children.

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Alexandria Symphony’s Executive Director Passes Away

March 17, 2017

The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra announces its Executive Director, Paul A. Frank, passed away on Monday, March 13, after a brief bout with pancreatic cancer. Mr. Frank joined the ASO staff in the fall of 2016 after working with the McLean Orchestra and other regional arts organizations.

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Flying Ice From Vehicles Cause Multiple Injuries, Incidents And Near-Misses On Area Roadways

March 17, 2017

At least three vehicle drivers or occupants were injured by flying ice from vehicles in Maryland yesterday, according to police and media reports. The drivers “suffered eye injuries from spraying glass from windshields broken by ice from other vehicles,” according to the Maryland State Police. The incidents reportedly occurred on Interstates 495 and 95.

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Virginia Department Of Veterans Services Receives U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs Award For Veteran Homelessness Efforts

March 16, 2017

Governor McAuliffe announced today that the Virginia Department of Veterans Services received the Abraham Lincoln Pillars of Excellence Award from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. The award recognizes the innovative partnership between the Commonwealth and federal and local entities that enabled Virginia to be named as the first state to functionally end veteran homelessness in 2015.

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Reaching Goals With Blindness

March 16, 2017

The Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired celebrates the graduation of Angelica Rios from the American Massage & Bodywork Institute on Friday, March 17. Angelica has had an incredible journey from her birth in Peru to graduation day. At the age of 27, Rios was a victim of a terrorist attack that claimed the life of her son and caused major physical injury to herself, including the loss of vision.

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